truck accident

Why Don't ALL 18-Wheeler Trucks Have Dash Cameras?

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 14th, 2013

With the amount of damage an 18-wheeler can impose in an accident, why are trucking companies still hesitant to spend $100 on a dash camera?

Dash CameraAlthough it seems as if 18-wheelers serve no other purpose than adding to your aggravation level, 18-wheelers are actually a very important role in today's society. Commercial trucks (e.g. 18-wheelers, big rigs, tankers, semi trailers, tractor trailers, etc) carry the world's goods from place to place, crossing from state to state and often even crossing continents. Doesn't sound like much but if 18-wheelers stopped doing their job it would affect many companies, industries, and even interfere with you buying the things you need and enjoy.

Truck Accidents are Likely to Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on May 5th, 2010

The life of a truck accident lawyer is quite busy. This is because there are about 90 accidents with big trucks everyday. This figure comes from the Unites States Department of Transportation, which states that a person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes in America.

When an 18 wheeler collides with a car, it’s no question that any other vehicles involved are going to be catastrophically damaged and any passengers will more than likely be horribly injured. Sometimes, the accident is so devastating that the people involved face amputation, paralysis, or traumatic brain injury. This is when you need an experienced Dallas truck accident lawyer by your side.

Three Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

 

  • Open injury – the brain is severely damaged. There is an open injury and the brain matter is exposed.
  • Closed injury – this is the most common kind. It is difficult to diagnose. In children, there might be no visible symptoms for many years.
  • Axonal injury – the axons of the brain are extended. However, there maybe no obvious damage to the tissues of the brain.

A competent Dallas auto accident lawyer has knowledge about the kinds of traumatic brain injury and can guide you in determining the strength of your case.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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